Our story

24th February 2022, when the most recent Russian barbaric invasion began, Dimko Zhluktenko has decided quit his IT job and dedicate himself solely to volunteering efforts. By activating all of his connections in the military, he decided to help various units where he had friends – so they can fight better. Drones, StarLinks, night vision, radios, generators, EOD equipment – all of that he initially bought using his own savings, realizing that this is a war for survival of Ukrainian nation. Dimko started sharing these efforts in public on his Twitter page, and immediately people started donating towards his work after seeing it’s honest and genuine, and makes real impact. Over a few months, Dimko has been able to send more than 30 parcels to his military friends, and gather more than 150 000 USD from small PayPal donations.

Fast forward to June 2022, Dimko already had a team of his friends who have consistently helped him all the way through, and willing to dedicate their efforts moving forward.
Dimko Zhluktenko has decided to put his own dreams on pause, and dedicate one year of his life solely to volunteering efforts, and see how much impact his work can do, supported by his fellow friends and his dog Dzyga who has always cross-checking each and every parcel that the team sent to the frontlines.

That’s how Dzyga’s Paw originated – a charity fund aimed at supplying Ukrainian military in Russo-Ukrainian war, in the name of Dzyga dog who wants to live in free independent Ukraine, and, therefore, gives her paw of help to Ukrainian fighters!

The logo was inspired by her paw

Founded in 2022 by Dimko Zhluktenko in the name of his dog Dzyga who has always helped in all of the work done. All to fight Russian invasion. We will stand our ground.

And here is how to pronounce Dzyga 🙂